Back Porch Music Saturday

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Freddy Jenkins hosts the Saturday edition of Back Porch Music.  Folk, blues, bluegrass, and more.

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March 30, 2013

8:04 PM
Sally Goodin
Artist : Hot Club of Cowtown
Album : Tall Tales
Label : Highton
8:06 PM
Way Down Yonder
Artist : Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Yonder
Label : self
8:11 PM
Lamplighting Time
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light
Label : Story Sound
8:15 PM
Feed Your Horse Corn and Hay
Artist : Erynn Marshall & Chris Coole
Album : Meet Me in the Music
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:18 PM
Danse Caribe
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Break It Yourself
Label : Mom + Pop
8:23 PM
Artist : Bruce Piephoff
Album : South
Label : Flyin Cloud
8:26 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
8:29 PM
Come Around
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
8:32 PM
Seven Years
Artist : Karen Tweed & Timo Alakotila
Album : May Monday
Label : Northside
8:38 PM
Climbin Up a Mountain
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : Live: We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light
8:42 PM
High on a Mountain
Artist : Ola Belle Reed
Album : Ola Belle Reed
Label : Rounder
8:45 PM
Gone, Gonna Rise Again
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:49 PM
Artist : James Taylor
Album : Gorilla
Label : Warner Bros
8:53 PM
Leaving Eden
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
8:57 PM
New Cut Road
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:04 PM
Warmth & Beauty
Artist : Thad Cockrell
Album : Warmth & Beauty
Label : Yep Roc
9:08 PM
I Get The Blues When It Rains
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Bill
Label : Music Maker
9:11 PM
Nothin’ Special
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : The Company We Keep
Label : Sugar Hill
9:14 PM
Don’t You Call My Name
Artist : Del McCoury & The Dixie Pals
Album : High on a Mountain
Label : Rounder
9:16 PM
Box Of Rain
Artist : The Grateful Dead
Album : American Beauty
Label : Warner Bros
9:21 PM
Artist : Wake the Dead
Album : Buckdancer's Choice
Label : Redwing
9:27 PM
Harris and the Mare
Artist : The Tannahill Weavers
Album : Passage
Label : Green Linnet
9:33 PM
Morning Song to Sally
Artist : Jerry Jeff Walker
Album : The Best of the Vanguard Years
Label : Vanguard
9:38 PM
La Grande chaine
Artist : La Famille Beaudoin
Album : The Beaudoin Family
Label : Philo
9:42 PM
My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
Artist : Carolina Tar Heels
Album : In The Pines: Tar Heel Folk Songs & Fiddle Tunes
Label : Old Hat
9:46 PM
Blue Ridge Mountains
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : High, Low and In Betwee
Label : Tomato Records
9:49 PM
Red Dirt Girl
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Red Dirt Girl
Label : Nonesuch
9:53 PM
Tear Stained Eye
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Trace
Label : Warner Bros
9:58 PM
Molly Put the Kettle On
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : self
10:04 PM
Natural Bridge
Artist : Bela Fleck
Album : Natural Bridge
Label : Rounder
10:11 PM
Goodbye Beulahland
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle Records
10:16 PM
Comes a Time
Artist : Neil Young
Album : Comes a Time
Label : Reprise
10:19 PM
Lay Your Money Down
Artist : Solas (with Rhiannon Giddens)
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:24 PM
Hot Stuff
Artist : Mike Auldrighe & Old Dog
Album : s/t
Label : Flying Fish
10:27 PM
John and Mary
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : John & Mary
Label : Rounder
10:30 PM
I’ve Got No Honeybabe Now
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Ways of the World
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:33 PM
My Wife Died Saturday Night
Artist : Dr. Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters
Album : Nashville: The Early Years Vol 1
Label : County
10:35 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Crooked Jades
Album : Seven Sisters
Label : Copper Creek
10:40 PM
Beautiful Dawn
Artist : The Wailin’ Jennys
Album : 40 Days
Label : Red House
10:43 PM
Gaelic Song
Artist : Old Blind Dogs
Album : Four on the Floor
Label : Compass
10:48 PM
Just a Few More Days
Artist : Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
Album : Blue Lightning
Label : Rounder
10:51 PM
If I Were a Carpenter
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : House On Fire Vol 2
Label : Red House Records
10:56 PM
Jesse James
Artist : Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Album : The Story of the Day That I Died
Label : Rebel
10:58 PM
Nine Pound Hammer
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Not Too Far From the Tree
Label : Sugar Hill
11:04 PM
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Artist : W. Lee O’Daniel & His Hillbilly Boys
Album : Western Swing Vol 2
Label : Old Timey
11:06 PM
The Faded Coat of Blue
Artist : David Miller & Frank Welling
Album : Paramount Old Time Tunes
Label : JEMF
11:09 PM
Joilet Bound
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Queen of the Blues
Label : Columbia Legacy
11:13 PM
Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : Mississippi Blues
Label : Putumayo
11:18 PM
Chapel Hill Boogie
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull City After Dark
Label : Silver Spring
11:21 PM
Long Train
Artist : Guy Davis
Album : House on Fire Vol 2
Label : Red House Records
11:26 PM
Bagdad Blues
Artist : Beverly "Guitar" Watkins
Album : Treasure Box
Label : Music Maker
11:29 PM
Black Eyed Man
Artist : Cowboy Junkies
Album : Black Eyed Man
Label : RCA
11:33 PM
Salty Dog Blues
Artist : Lest Flatt & Earl Scruggs
Album : Folk Song America III
Label : Smithsonian Sony
11:35 PM
Long Time Gone
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
11:40 PM
Ballad of Martha White
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : Aloha From Nashville
Label : Sugar Hill
11:46 PM
If You Steal My Chickens, You Can’t Make Them Lay
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry & Big Joe Williams
Album : Rediscovered Blues
Label : Capitol
11:52 PM
Old Time Religion
Artist : Rev Robert Wilkins
Album : This Old World's In A Hell of a Fix
Label : Biograph
11:57 PM
Carolina Breakdown
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Blues
Label : Music Maker


Music Reviews
11:07 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 64-Disc Box Set

A new 63-disc box offers a complete retrospective of the Man in Black's storied career.
Sony Music

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 5:00 pm

In 1955, John R. Cash was a sometime auto mechanic, sometime appliance salesman who liked to play the guitar and sing, mostly gospel songs. The "R" in his name didn't stand for anything — and, in fact, he'd been named J.R. at birth and had to come up with "John" when he joined the Air Force. He'd spend the rest of his life reinventing himself.

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Music Interviews
10:21 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell: Harmonizing To That 'Old Yellow Moon'

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since the 1970s. Their new album together is called Old Yellow Moon.
David McClister Nonesuch Records

Emmylou Harris' first solo album, "Pieces of the Sky," was released in 1975 after the death of her singing partner, Gram Parsons. The opening track on the album is a song called "Bluebird Wine," by a then-unknown songwriter named Rodney Crowell. She recorded two more of his songs on her next album, got him to join her band in the mid-'70s and now, after an almost 40-year friendship, the two musicians have recorded an album together called Old Yellow Moon. The two talk with Terry Gross about their long, enduring careers, their friendship, their influences and singing harmony.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
2:03 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: Tiny Desk Concert

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 25, 2013.
Gabriella Demczuk NPR

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 6:37 pm

You're about to watch one of the best fiddlers on the planet and a subtle guitar master work their magic. For too many of us, Irish music is something that merely gets trotted out around this time of year, associated with St. Patrick's Day and the coming of spring — and made a cliche by commercialism and whatever other shallow notions make cliches what they are.

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Appalachian Music With Old Fashioned Stage Effects

Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle

While many popular musicians today seek out the newest digital technology to enhance their performances, there’s a young musical duo from rural Virginia who are moving in the opposite direction. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle call themselves simply “Anna and Elizabeth.”  Both accomplished traditional Appalachian musicians on a variety of instruments, together they have resurrected a storytelling tradition called the “crankie,” whose technology outdates their combined age (which is 50).

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The State of Things
12:11 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Celebrating The Man Who Recorded The World

Alan Lomax with James (Son) Thomas, Delta Blues Festival, Greenville, Mississippi, 1979. Photo by Bill Ferris.

Bill Ferris and Nathan Salsburg join Isaac-Davy Aronson to discuss the legacy of Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax dedicated seven decades of his life to recording and distributing the sound of as much of the globe as he could reach. Beginning as a 17-year-old from Austin, Texas, Alan traveled with his father, John Lomax, to plantations, farms and prisons in the deep South.

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Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Video: Doc Watson & David Holt Share Stories And Songs

For the first time since 2005, our friends over at UNC-TV will air a concert with Doc Watson and David Holt sharing stories and songs. The 1998 concert  features extended on-stage interviews with Doc Watson, relating the music to North Carolina and providing context and history.

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Arts & Culture
3:48 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

Timeless Tunes and Toe Tappers: Best of Back Porch Music Vol 15 CD

WUNC Front and Song Listing

With 57 minutes and 52 seconds of goodness from Back Porch Music, here's a sampling of our Best of BPM CD offered during the WUNC fund drives. 

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Arts & Culture
5:15 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Back Porch Music - Picks for 2012 and Looking Back

I Draw Slow - Redhills

WUNC's Back Porch Music hosts, Keith Weston and Freddy Jenkins, join Eric Hodge to chat about this past year's memorable acoustic and roots music releases and to remember some of the important musicians who left us this year.

Picks mentioned in the conversation:

Artist - Album Title
I Draw Slow - Redhills
Midtown Dickens - Home
Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien - Live: We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
The Grass Cats - The Mountains My Baby and Me
Matt Flinner Trio - Winter Harvest

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Around the Nation
4:59 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

N.C. Live Radio Show Part Of A Fading Tradition



Here's one good old broadcast tradition that's still going on. Every Saturday morning, musicians in Mount Airy, North Carolina, gather at a historic downtown theater. They've been doing it since 1948 when AM radio station WPAQ began airing a live show called the "Merry-Go-Round."

The program features regional old-time and bluegrass music. And today, the "Merry-Go-Round" is one of the last shows of its kind on the airwaves.

From North Carolina Public Radio, Jessica Jones reports.

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